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diversity-‘is-richness,-not-a-threat,’-un-chief-guterres-tells-forum-on-combatting-anti-muslim-discrimination TEHRAN, 18 January 2017 (UNIC) – In a message to an event spotlighting the growing challenges of anti-Muslim discrimination as well as hatred in various contexts, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres appealed for drawing strength from the principles of inclusion, tolerance and mutual understanding to recognize the value of...
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un-supports-implementation-of-jcpoa TEHRAN, 17 January 2017 (UNIC) -- Deputy Spokesman for the UN Secretary-General Farhan Haq said at UN Headquarters in New York on Monday that the United Nations welcomes the first anniversary of the achievement of “Implementation Day” under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (or JCPOA), which marked a significant milestone in the...
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call-for-entries-through-young-eyes-photo-competition-for-un-world-wildlife-day-2017 Geneva, 14 January 2017 – The United Nations World Wildlife Day 2017 (WWD2017) will be celebrated on 3 March under the theme “Listen to the young voices”. The CITES Secretariat, as the facilitator for the global celebration of the Day, launched today a photo competition for the youth around the world titled “Through young eyes”. CITES...
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undp-expert-supports-iran-in-preparation-for-forthcoming-sustainable-development-goals-report-in-un-new-york Following its decision to deliver its own self-assessment report, in July 2017, on progress made on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Iran has engaged in consultations on the way in which the report will be prepared. On 9 January, here in Tehran, Iran’s National Committee on Sustainable Development (NCSD) – the entity overseeing...
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finding-un-information-and-documentation-on-women-issues United Nations Information Centre in cooperation with Iranian Association of Women’s Studies (IAWS) held a workshop on “Finding UN Information and Documentation” with focus on women issues for some 25 participants at the UN building on 9 January 2017. UNIC Reference Assistant Ms. Nazanin Ghaemmaghami elaborated on some basic facts about...
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school-students-holding-model-united-nations Some 25 selected students from Rah-e-Roshd Educational Complex, Allameh Tabatabaei High School and Alzahra University in cooperation with the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) in Tehran and Department of Environment (DoE) held a Model United Nations (MUN) conference on the subject of Basel Convention: Controlling transboundary...
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action-to-counter-violence-against-women-and-girls-in-iran TEHRAN – The National Conference on "Violence against Women: Challenges and Solutions" was held in Tehran this week. One objective was to give a push to the Bill on violence against women and girls (VAW) now being finalized for submission to the national parliament (Majlis). The conference took place in Shahid Beheshti University on...
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un4u-and-briefing-on-un-for-via-skype-for-members-of-materials-and-energy-research-centre TEHRAN - UNIC NIO Mohammad Moghadam briefed via Skype some 60 members of Materials and Energy Research Centre (MERC) in Karaj (Capital of the Alborze Province) on the UN, its history and main organs as well as some UN agencies stationed in Iran on 4 January 2017. He also answered the participants’ questions.   Members of MERC...
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un4u-and-briefing-on-un-for-district-5-of-tehran-municipality-volunteers A group of some 15 volunteers along with Manager for Disaster Management Headquarters and Deputy Mayor of District 5 of Tehran Municipality, Mr. Mohammad Baqer Hosseinian and In Charge of Training Office of District 5, Mr. Hossein Mansouri were briefed on the UN, its history and main organs as well as SDGs by UNIC National Information...
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un-envoy-in-iraq-strongly-condemns-baghdad-bombings TEHRAN, 3 January 2017 (UNIC) – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Ján Kubiš, strongly condemned Monday’s triple bombings in Baghdad in which large numbers of civilians were killed and injured. “This is outrageous. Terrorists of Daesh who are steadily losing ground in Iraq are now trying...
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terrorists-killed,-wounded-1,452-iraqis-in-december-2016 Tehran, 3 January 2017 – A total of 386 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 1,066 were injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in December 2016*, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). The number of civilians killed in December (not including police)...
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antónio-guterres-biography TEHRAN, 2 January 2017 (UNIC) -- António Guterres, the ninth Secretary-General of the United Nations, took office on 1st January 2017. Having witnessed the suffering of the most vulnerable people on earth, in refugee camps and in war zones, the Secretary-General is determined to make human dignity the core of his work, and to serve as a peace...
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the-appeal-for-peace-by-un’s-new-sg-antonio-guterres TEHRAN, 1 January 2017 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, at UN Headquarters in New York on Sunday, appealed to all people to join him in committing to peace, today and every day. The full text of his New Year’s Appeal reads: On my first day as Secretary-General of the United Nations, one question weighs heavily...
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photo-competition-on-intangible-cultural-heritage TEHRAN 28 December 2016 (UNIC) – In order to promote the concept of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) and introduce its instances to wider groups of people in the area of west and central Asia, Regional Research Centre for Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage in West and Central Asia (Tehran ICH Centre) under the auspices of United...
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un4u-and-briefing-on-un-for-shahid-beheshti-university-students A group of some 13 political science students from Shahid Beheshti University were briefed on the UN, its history and main organs by UNIC National Information Officer Mohammad Moghadam at UNIC library on 19 December 2016. He also answered the participants’ questions. Copies of the Persian version of UN System Chart, UDHR and UN Charter...
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un4u-and-briefing-on-un-for-students-of-school-of-international-relations TEHRAN - A group of some 32 political science students from Foreign Ministry’s School of International Relations (SIR) were briefed on the UN, its history and main organs as well as UN founds, programmes and specialized agencies stationed in the Islamic Republic of Iran and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by UNIC National Information...
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human-solidarity-builds-lives-of-dignity-for-all-–-un-chief TEHRAN, 20 December 2016 (UNIC) –United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on International Human Solidarity Day, 20 December 2016, emphasized on the role of human solidarity in building lives of dignity for all on a healthy planet. The full text of his message reads: The world has achieved significant progress in human...
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unicef-turns-70 This year marked UNICEF's 70th anniversary. The above video was released on the occasion of UNICEF's 70 years of inspring hope for children all over the world.   This year marked UNICEF's 70th anniversary. The above video was released on the occasion of UNICEF's 70 years of inspring hope for children all over the world....
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human-rights-day-commemorated TEHRAN-Human Rights Day was commemorated at conference room of the Islamic Human Rights Commission of Iran (IHRCI) on Monday 12 December 2016. The theme of the conference was that all human beings are equal and their rights and freedoms at national and international levels must be defended. The ceremony began by the Secretary of the IHRCI...
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unesco-participates-and-talks-at-the-second-comprehensive-event-on-crisis-management 13 December 2016, Tehran – On the invitation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran, the UNESCO Tehran Cluster Office participated in the scientific workshop of the Second Comprehensive Event on Crisis Management, held at Sahahr-Aftab exhibition hall. The most recent advancements of Iran in the field of crisis management and disaster...
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unesco-and-irna-organize-joint-training-workshop-for-journalists-on-intangible-cultural-heritage On 13 December, UNESCO and IRNA organized a joint training workshop for journalists on intangible cultural heritage (ICH) with the support of the Iranian Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO). The workshop was held in the central office of IRNA in Tehran. Mr. Mohammad Khoddadi, Managing Director of IRNA, opened...
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students-of-international-relations-learned-more-about-the-un-website Some Ph.D students of International Relations from University of Tehran, Faculty of Law and Political Science participated in a “Finding UN Information and Documentation” workshop held by UN Information Centre in Tehran on 12 December 2016. The University Professor Dr. Nasrin Mosaffa organized with UNIC support this programme, which was...
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unesco-and-unicef-support-high-level-national-consultation-meeting-on-sdg4 On 11 December 2016, the Ministry of Education of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the UNESCO Tehran Cluster Office, the UNICEF Country Office in Iran and the Iranian National Commission for UNESCO jointly organized a High-Level National Consultation Meeting on Sustainable Development Goal 4 at the Talash Complex in Tehran. The meeting...
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unesco-and-unicef-jointly-launch-the-2016-global-education-monitoring-report-in-i-r-iran On 11 December 2016, the UNESCO Tehran Cluster Office, the UNICEF Country Office in Iran, the Iranian National Commission for UNESCO co-organized the national launch of the 2016 Global Education Monitoring or GEM Report, with the theme Education for people and planet: Creating sustainable futures for all. The event was hosted by the...
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unesco-participates-in-first-international-conference-on-women-and-urban-life On 10 December 2016, UNESCO participated in the International Conference on Women and Urban Life, held in Tehran’s iconic Milad Tower. The conference, organized by the Office of the Vice-President of Women and Family Affairs and the Tehran Urban Planning and Research Center brought together a large number of national and international...
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students-of-human-rights-and-international-law-navigate-the-un-online United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) held a workshop “Finding UN Information and Documentation” for some 22 graduate students of human rights and international law from the Allameh Tabataba'i University, Faculty of Law and Political Science on 8 December 2016 at the UN office in Tehran. The workshop was conducted by the UNIC Reference...
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international-day-of-solidarity-with-the-palestinian-people-commemorated TEHRAN- International Studies Journal (ISJ) in cooperation with UNIC Tehran commemorated International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People by holding a workshop and simulation on UN Partition Plan for Palestine at UN office on 8 December 2016. After welcoming remarks by ISJ Editor-in-Chief and Professor of International Law and...
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stand-up-for-someone’s-rights-today TEHRAN, 10 December 2016 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on Human Rights Day, 10 December 2016, said all of us can – and must – act in our daily lives to advance the human rights of the people around us. The full text of his message reads: As United Nations Secretary-General over the last decade, I...
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every-country-bears-a-responsibility-to-end-corruption-un-chief TEHRAN, 9 December 2016 (UNIC)—United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on International Anti-Corruption Day, 9 December 2016, said  no country is immune of corruption and every country bears a responsibility to end it. The full text of his message reads: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is the world’s...
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on-this-international-day,-the-world-is-unitedagainstcorruption TEHRAN, 8 December 2016 (UNIC) – Friday 9 December is the International Anti-Corruption Day, with UNODC and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) calling for people across the globe to join a worldwide campaign to raise awareness about corruption and encouraging people from all walks of life to take action against this crime....
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housing-finance-construction-technology-challenges-the-way-forward Tehran, 7 December 2016 – UN-Habitat and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Tehran and Iran’s Ministry of Roads and Urban Development, held a joint workshop on “Housing Finance & Construction Technology: Challenges and the Way Forward” at IRIB International Conference Center. This workshop was sponsored by the Embassy of Korea...
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disability-association-of-tavana-commemorated-int’l-day-of-persons-with-disabilities TEHRAN – On the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, DPI accredited NGO Disability Association of Tavana (DAT) organized a ceremony with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. More than 100 participants, including officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Parliament Deputies, Head of Welfare...
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members-of-raad-rehabilitation-goodwill-complex-commemorated-int’l-day-of-persons-with-disabilities TEHRAN- Raad Rehabilitation Goodwill Complex (RRGC) commemorated International Day of Persons with Disabilities at its auditorium on Saturday 3 December 2016. During the ceremony which was all carried out by disabled persons from RRGC, one of the disabled persons Mr. Seyyed Mehdi Mousavi referred to some of the problems disabled persons...
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radio-iran’s-interview-with-unaids-country-director-in-iran Source: Iran Seda website On the occasion of World AIDS Day 2016, Radio Iran interviewed Dr. Fardad Doroudi, UNAIDS Country Director in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Click here to listen to the full interview. Click here to listen to the full interview.       
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world-politics-review-interview-with-un-resident-coordinator-in-iran The World Politics Review recently published an interview with the UN Resident Coordinator in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mr. Gary Lewis. The topic of the interview was climate change. Below you can read the full text of the interview: WPR: What impact will mitigation efforts, both within Iran and abroad, have on Iran’s energy sector...
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unesco-organizes-3-day-consultative-meeting-on-development-of-a-national-sustainable-tourism-strategy-in-i-r-iran On 6 December 2016, UNESCO and the Iranian Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organisation (ICHHTO) embarked on a three-day consultative meeting to discuss the development of a national sustainable tourism strategy for Iran. The meeting brought together national tourism experts from ICHHTO, the private sector and NGOs to discuss...
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unesco-and-unicef-jointly-organize-sub-regional-workshop-on-education-statistics On 5 December 2016, UNESCO and UNICEF kicked-off a 4-day sub-regional training workshop on Education Statistics. The workshop, organized in cooperation with the Iranian National Commission for UNESCO and the University of Tehran, brought together participants from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran. Last month, the UNESCO Tehran Cluster...
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ban-praises-un-volunteers-for-their-commitment-to-building-a-future-of-peace,-prosperity-and-dignity-for-all TEHRAN, 5 December 2016 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on International Volunteer Day, 5 December 2016, praised UN Volunteers for their commitment to building a future of peace, prosperity and dignity for all. The full text of his message reads: Volunteers work tirelessly to create a better future for...
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on-int’l-day,-ban-calls-for-greater-attention-to-the-pressing-issues-affecting-soils TEHRAN, 5 December 2016 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on World Soil Day, 5 December 2016, called for call for greater attention to the pressing issues affecting soils, including climate change, antimicrobial resistance, soil-borne diseases, contamination, nutrition and human health.   In a modern...
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unesco-organizes-three-day-international-training-workshop-for-journalist-educators-on-climate-change-and-water-management On 4 December 2016 UNESCO embarked on a three-day international workshop on “Climate change and water management, using UNESCO Model Curricula” with participants and trainers from Canada, Iran, Malaysia, Oman, Pakistan, Turkmenistan and the United States. The workshop was jointly organized by the UNESCO Tehran Cluster Office, the Regional...
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unesco-supports-international-conference-on-water-and-environment-in-the-new-millennium-education-and-capacity-building-at-university-of-tehran Tehran 3 December 2016- The UNESCO Tehran Cluster Office supported the University of Tehran in holding the “International Conference on Water and Environment in the New Millennium: Education and Capacity Building”. The three-day conference was a joint effort of the University of Tehran, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and...
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unami-statement-in-response-to-criticism-on-reporting-military-casualties TEHRAN, 4 December 2016 (UNIC) – The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) has taken note of the statement issued by the War Media Cell of the Iraqi Joint Operations Command, critical of UNAMI’s reporting of military casualty figures that formed part of the Mission’s report on casualty figures for November, issued on 01...
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terrorists-killed,-injured-4,265-iraqis-in-november TEHRAN, 4 December 2016 (UNIC) – A total of 2,885 Iraqis were killed and another 1,380 were injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in November 2016*, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). The number of civilians killed in November was 926 (including 07...
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ban-calls-for-full,-equal-participation-of-persons-with-disabilities-in-an-inclusive,-sustainable-world TEHRAN, 3 December 2016 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, 3 December 2016, called for the full and equal participation of persons with disabilities in an inclusive and sustainable world that embraces humanity in all its diversity. The full text of his...
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hiv-prevention-goes-beyond-access-to-services-–-it’s-about-more-inclusive-societies Statement by Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, on World AIDS Day, 1 December 2016    It is past time to get serious about HIV prevention. We cannot hope to end the AIDS epidemic when every day almost 6,000 people are infected with HIV. Progress on prevention has stagnated....
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18m-hiv-positive-people-have-access-to-life-saving-medicines-un-chief TEHRAN, 1 December 2016 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on World AIDS Day, 1 December 2016, said the number of people with access to life-saving medicines has doubled over the past five years, now topping 18 million.  The full text of his message reads:  Thirty-five years since the emergence of AIDS,...
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with-access-to-treatment,-people-living-with-hiv-are-living-longer-unaids-chief TEHRAN, 1 December 2016 (UNIC) -- Executive Director of UNAIDS Michel Sidibé in his message on World AIDS Day, 1 December 2016, said with access to treatment, people living with HIV are living longer. The full text of his message reads: Today, we commemorate World AIDS Day—we stand in solidarity with the 78 million people who have become...
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int’l-community-to-help-palestinians,-israelis-to-have-meaningful-negotiations-un-chief TEHRAN, 29 November 2016 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, 29 November 2016 called for the international community’s commitment to helping Palestinian and Israelis to rebuild trust and create the conditions for meaningful...
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violence-against-women,-girls-imposes-large-scale-costs-on-families,-communities-and-economies-un-chief TEHRAN, 27 November 2016 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message for the International Day to End Violence against Women and Girls, 25 November 2016, said violence against women and girls imposes large-scale costs on families, communities and economies. The full text of his message reads:  At long last, there...
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discussion-on-un-peacekeeping-efforts-with-iranian-association-of-un-studies Students Committee of the Iranian Association of UN Studies (IAUNS) in cooperation with the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) held a discussion on UN Peacekeeping efforts and film screening for some 50 students and members of the Association at the UN Office on 17 November 2016. A film on UN peacekeeping “United Nations Last...
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